Friday, November 12, 2021



A Name

When Eve walked among

the animals and named them —

nightingale, red-shouldered hawk,

fiddler crab, fallow deer —

I wonder if she ever wanted

them to speak back, looked into

their wide wonderful eyes and

whispered, Name me, name me.


Ada Limón

The Carrying

Milkweed Editions


Ada Limón - Image: Christopher.Michel on Visual Hunt